December 13, 2016; Liverpool, NS: The Region of Queens Municipality’s skilled workforce maintains many areas that are important to the lives of Queens County residents and visitors. The operations and services provided by the Region of Queens are diverse, and includes staff working in the administration office, Engineering and Public Works, parks and playgrounds, Queens Place Emera Centre, the Municipal landfill and Recycling Facility, as well as Hillsview Acres. Milestone achievements of staff were recognized with Years of Service Awards at the December 13 Region of Queens Council meeting.
“Council is proud to recognize these milestones celebrating the working careers of staff. Those receiving awards today have shown their commitment to public service and excellence,” said David Dagley, Mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality. “We are privileged to have municipal employees who remain dedicated to their work, while making it their career. All staff are much appreciated and respected by Council and the residents of the Region.”
Sixteen employees were recognized for five, 10, 15, and 20 years of service; those employees represent 200 years of cumulative employment. Staff reaching five years of employment includes Penney Benedict, Nicole Fancy, Jo-Anne Lenethen, and Roslyn Rowter. Ten year milestones were reached by Dana Henley, Donald White, Colin Hartlen, David Benedict, and Chris Wamboldt. Those with 15 years of employment are Wendy Connors and Valerie Rhyno. Additionally, Bradley Rowter, Kevin Weagle, Terri Munroe, Jamie Belong, and Gerry Matthews were recognized for 20 years of service.
Service Awards are presented each year by Council to staff who reach 5 year milestones.